Security guards arrested for cash-in-transit heist in KZN

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Four security guards have been arrested after money, suspected to have been stolen during a cash-in-transit heist, was found in some of their home.
Four security guards have been arrested after money, suspected to have been stolen during a cash-in-transit heist, was found in some of their home.

Four security guards have been arrested after money, suspected to have been stolen during a cash-in-transit heist which happened on the N2 Main Road near Harding on Friday, April 30 this year, was found in some of their home.

Hawks spokesperson, Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, said the Hawks from Port Shepstone Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit working together with Crime intelligence arrested the four men who are aged between 31 and 60 years old.

Mhlongo said it is alleged that two armoured vehicles were on route from Port Shepstone to Kokstad after collecting cash from the depot.

“Whilst travelling in convoy the other vehicle disappeared and the other one was allegedly intercepted by the suspects. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken, and the suspects fled the scene. The case was reported at Harding police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks for investigation,” said Mhlongo.

He said the police officers interviewed all security guards who were there during the robbery and it was established that three of the guards were allegedly involved.

“It is suspected that they colluded with the suspects. Their houses were searched and three of them were found with cash allegedly taken during the heist," said Mhlongo.

A total amount of R709 510 was recovered.

They are expected to appear in the Harding Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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